Tu

New Zealand - A war-god of the Maoris. Son of Rangi and Papa. Brother of Haumea, Rongo, Tane, Tangaroa and Tawhiri. When the children of Rangi and Papa found it impossible to leave the womb because their parents were so tightly entwined, Tu-matauenga wanted to kill them. In the conflict between parents and children, only Tawhirima- tea sided with his parents and sent great storms and waves. Tu-matauenga destroyed all his brothers for deserting him in the struggle against Tawhiri- ma-tea but could not subdue the storm-god and left him in charge of the sky. Occasionally referred to as Tu.

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